Skip to comments.General Stanley McChrystal Resigns
Posted on 06/22/2010 5:13:41 PM PDT by FightThePower!
General Stanley McChrystal, who commands 142,000 troops in Afghanistan from the U.S. and 45 partner nations, has offered his resignation to Barack Obama. The reason for the departure is a profile of the general in Rolling Stone which shows the general as critical of the handling of the Afghanistan war. Bloobmerg reports: "The comments by McChrystal and aides reported in Rolling Stone magazine threaten to fracture a unified front that President Barack Obama has sought to build for the war and distract efforts to hold together an international coalition doing the fighting. Obama reacted with anger upon reading the article, his spokesman said, and officials from the White House to the Pentagon to Congress called McChrystals remarks a serious lapse in judgment." The problem is that no matter how the McChrystal situation is resolved, there will be a major power vacuum in Afghanistan, and the extraction of the country's $1 quadrillion (rounded up) in gold and other precious metals as per the recently disclosed "Opium Bonanza" could get slightly problematic... not to mention running the whole Taliban sideshow.
I’d say the odds are that Obama will accept it.
I was hoping for a armed coup oh well now he can blast Obama from all the talk shows and gear up to run with Palin in 2012
He should resign. He, as a genreal, should NEVER have gotten involved in politics.
He should have also never agreed to meet the failure of a president on his home turf, rather had the balls like MacArthur, to have made the president meet him on neutral ground.
Anyhooooo, this damages BOTH men, our piece of crap president, and Stan, a damn fine general, even if he did vote for this piece of crap president.
Tired of working for some pansie ass liberals? Call Rolling Stone ... hang out with a reporter, tell the truth to get it out there and take your medicine.
I suppose that’s safer than a Military Coup against the Administration?
A war fighter could never survive the destruction Obama is putting in.
When they start giving out medals for USMC holding fire you know it is time to get out.
McC under the control of the CiC can be controlled...McC out from under the thumb of Odumbo, dangerous. Odumbo would be an idiot to let him resign.
Obame is a true idiot.
I don’t care what his military record is, he voted for Oblunder. That shows a complete lack of judgement in my book.
Like I said, McChrystal didn't get this far in the military without a political brain in his head. He knew damn well what he was doing. I think he just got fed up and said WTF. Sometimes generals are better off preserving their military intellect and falling on their sword for the sake of principle.
My 2 cents anyway.
A very dangerous idiot!
Why wouldn’t he just resign and then do a scathing interview in detail?
I would have rather McC did his job in a takeov....errrr, never mind!!!
I believe he wanted to go out saying “I love my country”, Obama be damned.
He voted for Obama WTF I missed that. I thought the only stupid thing he did was Talk to a RS reporter
Yeah, he knew what he was doing, but still did it. I’m sure he’s acutaly aware of politics. His paycheck will only expand from here anyway.
The book should be along soon. What will this Obamao voter write?
I predict his new title will be "fox news analyst"
There's a war on and he is allowing this unpatriotic anti-American publisher to runaround discrediting the people involved in the war effort.
All of that is nice to know but AFTER the war.
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